Archives for June 2009

Jun 13

Fun Friday

It’s Friday. And I guess it’s been fun. This has been a crazy week. Mostly good, very busy. Are my weeks any other way?

It’s late. 11:30ish as I write. I’m going back and forth between email, twitter, facebook, and my blog. I’m also watching a movie with Hayden, my 13 yr old son (Shredderman Rules). There are others in the room, but they have drifted off. So, I guess I’m multi-tasking.

Earlier tonight, Hayley Grace had dress rehearsal for her dance recital. Friday nights are usually reserved for doing NOTHING! “Nothing” didn’t start until around 10:30 due to the rehearsal. Tomorrow will be busy as well. Hayden is attending a bat mitzvah, Hayley Grace is attending Sydney’s 9th birthday party (Happy Birthday Syd!), and our family is celebrating Dylan’s 5th grade graduation. Sunday we will go to church in the morning and HG’s dance recital in the afternoon. Then…………rest. Right? LOL!

Some great news came our way this week. About my mom. Check it out here: Click “journal” to get the latest update. It is really good for a change!

Are you having fun? Has summer officially started for you? What are you doing this summer? Let me know!

And have a blessed and beautiful weekend!
Love you much,

Jun 10

It Won’t Be Like This For Long

There is a country song by Darius Rucker (you know Hootie??? aka Hootie and the Blowfish). It’s “It Won’t Be Like This For Long”. And it’s about his daughter growing up. As the song progresses, he goes through those first nights home as an infant and not getting sleep, then off to preschool and those separation anxiety days in the beginning, then growing into a teenager, marriage, etc. The first time I heard it, I just cried and cried. The song is so true!

Just today I made a comment about how quickly the house gets destroyed after I’ve cleaned it. I followed my complaint by saying, “but it won’t be like this for long…soon enough I’ll have the quiet and clean house and I’ll miss this.” And it’s true.

My 3rd son, Dylan, graduated from elementary school today. I was prepared to get choked up, I always do where my kids are concerned. My husband took pictures during the ceremony. Every now and then I’d glance over at Jeff and my heart would just melt. How did we come together to make such a wonderful family. And how is our baby boy already going to middle school. It’s because time flies. It won’t be like this for long.

This afternoon, Dylan has 3 friends over to swim in the pool, eat pizza and loads of junk food, and spend the night. They think they are hot stuff. Big 5th graders, all graduated and headed for middle school. I still look at them as little boys. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we had preschool graduation? That I was changing his diapers?

I took the day off work today so I could soak it all in. It may not be like this for long, but I don’t want to miss a single second of it while it lasts!


****FYI, Stay Tuned. In the coming weeks I’ll be giving away 3 copies of “The Love Dare” in preparation for a devotion that will be running on the Proverbs 31 site very soon (The Love Dare parts 1 and 2). Shortly after that devo runs this blog will be devoted to going through “The Love Dare” for 8 weeks. Details to follow.)

Jun 9


Here is a little of what’s been going on lately.

1. Dylan’s game did not take place on Thursday night. It was Monday night. They lost, but played a great game. Great season Cobras!

2. My mom’s exam is over. The doctors have scheduled her surgery for June 18th. She will be in the hospital for 6-8 days.

3. I went to the Brad Paisley concert last Friday with my awesome friend, Donna. We had such a great time. It was pouring rain and our seats were outside. Fortunately for $10 each we were able to upgrade and sit under the shelter. The concert was fabulous. It was the first concert in my whole life that I knew every word to every song. I didn’t want it to end.

4. On Saturday, 4 of my friends and all of our kids went to the No Doubt/Paramore concert. What fun. We tailgated beforehand and enjoyed the concert. I loved listening to the kids talk in the car on the way to and from the show. I learned a lot driving and pretending like I wasn’t listening (but I really was!). I hope I can post some pics soon.

5. Church on Sunday…sermon on anxiety. I needed it.

6. Cleaned the office after chuch. The kids and I do this together every other week. They worked harder than ever to get it done.

7. Jeff had a great weekend getaway with his high school friends. They went to Charleston. I was so glad for him to take a break from real life and relax and play golf with guys he’s known for 30 years. I missed him though!

8. Work is busier than ever. Lately I have not been finishing all I have to do before I leave. There seems to always be more. Job security is a good thing :) (It’s mostly She Speaks Conference stuff and prayer requests)

9. I have officially decided to hold off on meeting with any publishers or agents at the conference this year. I thought this would be a good time because I’ve done so much writing and I thought I might be ready to present a proposal (or 2) this year. However, I know very clearly that this is not the year to pursue my dream of writing a book. I think I’m supposed to keep writing, but I know I need to devote my time and attention this summer to my mom. As I said before, she has a surgery scheduled for June 18th and will have another in July or August. I’m content to wait…again :)

10. Dylan “graduates” from 5th grade on Wednesday. My baby boy is leaving elementary school, I can’t believe it. There will be tears I promise!

11. Hayley Grace has her dance recital this upcoming Sunday afternoon.

12. I’ve lost 15 pounds and I’m exercising reguarly and eating mostly healthy.

13. My son, Hayden, had an appt with a neurosurgeon. Because of his spine injuries, he will begin physical therapy soon. We are praying he will be able to play football in the fall. Unsure at this point.

Busy times, fun times, cautious times, sad times. All times for depending on the Lord and leaning on Him daily. Can’t get through this life any other way. Ups and downs occur every week.

So, that’s life for me lately in 13 brief bullet points. I wish I had more inspirtation and encouragement to give out right now, but I just don’t. I’m sorry about that.

May you be blessed wherever you are and whatever you are going through today.